So ActiveRain called for all bloggers to read a few chapters of Stefan Swanepole's new book
I enjoyed the read - and decided to spend a few hours with the message floating around in my brain - sorting through it's relevence and finding out the best message for ME!
Animals are amazing - the story uses the metaphor of animals survival - their relentless persuit of finding safe shelter, water and food - the main keys to survival that we, as humans also strive for.
Here in the concrete jungle - things aren't so simple. First of all - we're humans - Humans have some traits animals do not - Wisdom, Morals, Humor - I could go on.. Humans can be lazy - humans can get distracted.. when it's tough - humans have the ability to throw the towel in.
Animals - not so much... they will fight till the end for survival.. and no matter which animal you look at - each animal has taken their amazing ability and used it like a pro in order to survive. The other thing that I love about animals? They never ever complain - they just deal with what they're dealt with (unless of course, you're my spoiled cat) We, as humans can learn from both of these three lessons -
Take what you do best and build from that. Recognize your abilities.
And never ever give up!
There's also a short quiz to see what animal YOU are - I'm the Croc - enterprising! Click here to take the quiz yourself!
And really... we are so so lucky to be in this world - to have what we have - to be part of our beautiful families.. do we really have it so bad? I understand when times are tough, times are tough... but let's be thankful for what we've got..
And most important - let's keep moving along - whatever way you do best!
I've shared this video before - but I must do it again - as it's kind of appropriate!